Boydens share their tips for renting out your property
31st October 2016
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If you are thinking about becoming a landlord, or preparing to re-let your property following the end of a long-term tenancy, it can be easy to overlook some of the aspects which will make your property far easier to let. 

Sudbury branch Manager Angela Jeffery, gives her top tips to help make the process as hassle-free as possible:

Keep it clean

Providing a clean and tidy property (ensuring all gardens are also well maintained) will help secure a tenant who is more likely to look after it.  As cleaning is very subjective I would always recommend that the services of a professional cleaner are used.

Keep it neutral

Neutral décor will always be the most appealing to tenants and help them to visualise themselves living in the property. Consider painting or redecorating and ensure all the flooring is presentable, a neutral colour and in good condition.

Check it out

Make sure that the heating has been serviced and is working correctly, especially in advance of winter weather. It is also a good time to ensure that all those odd jobs are completed prior to the tenancy.

Run a business

Try to not get emotionally attached to the property. Whether you have a single property or a portfolio of houses you are running a business. Be organised. Keep a list of all serial numbers for appliances and ensure that instruction manuals are left for appliances and heating systems.

Play it safe

Make sure your home is safe to be rented out. Plenty of things that you have been prepared to live with for a long time will not be suitable if someone else is going to live in your property (especially families with children), so make sure that there are no health and safety issues.

Call us

At Boydens, we are happy to advise you, so get in touch. You can Angela on 01787 888601 or pop in and see us at 64 North Street

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